Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pittsburgh Public Land Ownership Worth Multiple Millions

Interviewed by Chris Moore, Target 11 news investigator, Rick Earle informs us Pittsburgh owns 9,000 acreas of land worth in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Much of the property is prime riverfront land...

It used to be everything you didn't want, you'd put near the river... now things are changing with development.

Chris Moore suggests these prime properties be sold and go back on the tax rolls.


Target 11 Investigates Pittsburgh Land Use
Is Prime Property Getting Maximum Use?

POSTED: 3:01 pm EST February 7, 2008

...Peduto said he believes it's time for Pittsburgh to take inventory of all government-owned buildings, including the school district and authorities.

Council President Doug Shields said it was supposed to be part of the Act 47 study.

"Supposedly there is a study ongoing. I've asked for it a number of times," said Shields.

According to a study done by the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy, the city owns more than 9,000 parcels, totaling $657 million.

Peduto said he is mostly bothered by the fact that the city has no plan to fix the problem...



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Other investigations

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:19 am EST
Some PAT Drivers Earn Over $100,000 A Year

Target 11's Rick Earle combs through salary data from PAT and makes some surprise discoveries. He finds drivers making over $100,000 a year and managers making more money than the mayor.
- How Much Do They Make? PAT's Top 20 Earners


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